IREC earns 3 new Knowledge Industry Grants

  • Energy and environment
  • Energy storage
  • Smart energy management

The Knowledge Industry Grants are aimed at funding innovation projects to boost the technology transfer and cooperation between academia and the industrial sector.  Two types of grants exist: Type A: “Llavor Grants” for (pre-prototype) innovative projects with the potential for being incorporated into the productive sector, aimed at boosting knowledge protection and some initial testing. Type B: “Producte Grants” for constructing prototypes, while valorizing and transferring the results created by research teams in Catalonia. IREC researchers have earned three of such grants to develop the following projects:
  • HiQ-Mag, type A (led by Pablo Guardia) will validate in a relevant environment an IREC process to transform poor magnetic nanocrystals into high quality ones.
  • CORV, type A (led by Lluis Trilla) will test a novel configuration of the converter that will provide versatility and fault-tolerant functionalities to develop a cost-effective device.
  • Prod-Cat, type B (led by Teresa Andreu) will expand the portfolio of IREC’s optimized catalysts for methanation to be able to fit in to a wider range of potential customer’s reactors.
The Catalan’ Government’s Agency for Management and of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) has awarded this the project with Llavor/Producte grant. The project is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development fund (ERDF) and supported by the Secretary of Universities and Research of the Ministry for Business and Knowledge of the Government of Catalonia.